WATCH: How to Make Beef Mechado

This is an easy Filipino favorite.

 

This beef dish is slow-cooked and simmered until the beef chunks are tenderized. The soy sauce, beef stock, and tomato sauce give it a rich sauce while the veggies provide texture and flavor to this easy Filipino favorite.

 

Beef Mechado

Prep time 15 minutes
Cooking time 1 hour 20 minutes
Serves 6

 

3 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 kilo red onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, mined
1 kilo beef, (use brisket), cut into large chunks
2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 cups beef stock
3 potatoes, quartered
1 carrot, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
salt, to taste

 

1 Heat cooking oil in a pot then sauté the onion and garlic.

 

2 Add the beef and sauté until lightly browned.

 

3 Pour in the tomato sauce, soy sauce, beef stock and let it boil for a few minutes.

 

4 Cover and continue to simmer everything over low heat until the beef is tender, approximately 1 hour. Check the pot from time to time if you need to add more stock or water.

 

5 Once the beef is tender, add in the potatoes, carrots, and cook for about 10 minutes.

 

6 Add the bell pepper and cook for about 5 minutes just before serving.

 

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